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Hexagram as a 6-pointed star
 
The 64 hexagrams of the I Ching
 
Hexagram as a Byzantine coin

Etymology

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hexa- +‎ -gram [1]

Pronunciation

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Noun

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hexagram (plural hexagrams)

  1. A hollow six-pointed star formed by overlapping two equilateral triangles. [1826[1]]
    Synonyms: kagome, Magen David, rhombus star, Shield of David, Star of David, Star of Life
  2. Any of the 64 sets of solid and broken lines, formed by pairs of trigrams, used for divination in the I Ching. [1804[1]]
  3. A large silver coin minted during the Byzantine Empire.

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References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “hexagram”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.